Division Chief, Ocean Observing and Monitoring
Contact OCO

Dr. James Todd
Program Manager, OceanSITES 
P: 301-734-1258
F: 301-427-0033
E: james.todd@noaa.gov

Dr. Steve Piotrowicz
Program Manager, ARGO
P: 301-427-2493
F: 301-427-0033
E: steve.piotrowicz@noaa.gov

Dr. Sid Thurston
Program Manager of International Development
P: 301-427-2459
F: 301-427-0033
E: sidney.thurston@noaa.gov

Megan Raymond
Operations Manager, Climate Operation Division, LCDR
P: 301-427-2465
E: megan.raymond@noaa.gov

Dr. Kathy Tedesco (UCAR)
Program Manager, 
Ocean Climate Observations
P: 301-427-2462
E: kathy.tedesco@noaa.gov

Dr. Emily Smith
Program Manager, GLOSS and Communications Specialist
P: 301-427-2463
E: emily.smith@noaa.gov

Dr. Shelby LaBuhn (Knauss Fellow)
P: 301-427-2473
E: shelby.laBuhn@noaa.gov

Contact Arctic Research

Dr. Jeremy Mathis
Director, Arctic Research Program (CPO)
P: 301-427-2470
E: jeremy.mathis@noaa.gov

Monique Baskin
P: 301-427-2423
E: monique.baskin@noaa.gov

Dr. Emily Osborne
Knauss Fellow
P: 301-427-2467
E: emily.osborne@noaa.gov


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